Midas Zwaan

Midas Zwaan (1983)

Lives in Hoofddorp. Works in Hoofddorp.

In the work of Midas Zwaan the boundaries between assembly, sculpture and installation are blurred. Midas Zwaan, for example, scans the city and country in various thrift stores in search of so-called "found" objects, selected on shape, material type and meaning. Midas Zwaan constructs baroque, surrealistic, carnivalesque, unorthodox assemblies, sculptures and installations that abrade the concept of 'readymade'. The individual second-hand utensils are assigned a new function and elevated to symbols that refer to the excess of the consumer society. In addition, memories and sentiments are an important thread in the work.

Frank Taal Galerie
Rotterdam - Nederland
Romantic Warrior - presentation at BIG ART Bijlmer Bajes Amsterdam- oktober 2018
Midas Zwaan, The Black Pearl 2009, Art Warehouse, Fenix loodsen Rotterdam, 2013
The Black Pearl 2009, Art Warehouse, Fenix loodsen Rotterdam, 2013
Midas Zwaan, Dreamcatcher 2009, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Masterpieces collection, 2014, Utrecht
Dreamcatcher 2009, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Masterpieces collection, 2014, Utrecht
Romantic Warrior - presentation at BIG ART Bijlmer Bajes Amsterdam- oktober 2018

About

De Keuze van... Anne van der Zwaag
''Midas' work contains all kinds of well-known objects and references, looks familiar and at the same time raises many questions: that stimulates the imagination''.
Anne van der Zwaag
In museum collection:
Centraal Museum

CV Midas Zwaan

C.V. – NL - Midas Zwaan Geb: 1983, Amsterdam, Nederland Woont en werkt in de Haarlemmermeer Opleiding 2004 – 2009 HKU Institute of the Arts, BA Fine Art, Utrecht 2004 – 2008 HKU Institute of the Arts, BA Fine Art & Education, Utrecht 2000 – 2004 Graphic School, Design & Illustration, Amsterdam Komend 2018 { BIG ART #3 Bijlmer Bajes Amsterdam, (Curated by Anne van der Zwaag) 2019 { SSSsshhh…!! Solo expositie Galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam Solo Exhibitoins 2012 { GALERIE KAP PUR. Allreadymade II, Tilburg 2012 { GALERIE FRANK TAAL, Allreadymade, Rotterdam 2012 { KUNSTENLAB, Wicked Peepshow, Deventer 2011 { SVB – Sociale Verzekeringsbank, Amstelveen 2011 { GALERIE DE MEERSE, Togetherness, Hoofddorp 2010 { MOIRA, The Unknown, Utrecht Group Exhibitions 2017 { De Hallen & Frans Hals Museum: HUMOR, Haarlem (curated by: Antoon Erftemeiijer) 2014 { Galerie Frank Taal, FIGURE THAT, Rotterdam 2014 { Centraal Museum Utrecht, topstukken & Surrealisme, Utrecht (Curated by: Edwin Jacobs) 2014 { Centraal Museum Utrecht, topstukken collectie, Utrecht 2013 { DE FABRIEK, Kaleidoscoop, Schiedam 2013 { UTRECHT DOWN UNDER, Utrecht 2013 { TWENTE BIENNALE, Identifying Europe, Enschede (Curated by: Kees de Groot) 2013 { GUNS & BUTTER, Summer Phantoms, Amsterdam 2012 { TETEM, Multi Solo, Enschede (Curated by Phil Bloom) 2012 { GALERIE BRANDT, Edges of Capitalism, Amsterdam 2012 { GALERIE FRANK TAAL, Figure This, Rotterdam 2012 { MOTEL MOZAIQUE, Kunstroute CBK, Rotterdam 2012 { CUCOSA, Attraction of the Opposites, Rotterdam (Curated by Kiki Petratou galerie Joey Ramone) 2011 { TETEM, Multi Solo, Enschede , (Curated by Robbert Roos. Kunsthal KADE) 2011 { SCHELTEMA, Haunted House, Leiden (Curated by: Midas Zwaan) 2011 { DE AANSCHOUW, Curated by Frank Taal, Rotterdam 2010 { NUTSHUIS, Spaced, The Hague 2010 { VILLANUTS, The Hague 2009 { ARTI et AMICITIAE, De Salon, Amsterdam 2009 { HKU Institute of the arts, Graduation show, Utrecht 2009 { SIGN, Stage for young Art, Groningen 2008 { PLANET ART, Young Blood, Enschede 2008 { RON MANDOS GALLERY, Best of Graduates, Amsterdam 2008 { ART OLIVE, Young Talent, Amsterdam 2008 { HKU Institute of the arts, Graduation show, Utrecht Art Fairs 2014 { HUIS MET DE HOOFDEN, GFT, kopstukken, Amsterdam 2013 { AIR9, Galerie Frank Taal, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam 2013 { SPINNEREI, Rundgang, Galerie Frank Taal, Leipzich 2013 { ART at the WAREHOUSE, Galerie Frank Taal, Rotterdam 2012 { ART GENT, GIGACASE, Curated by Francis Feidler, België 2012 { ART GENT, YOUNG, Galerie Frank Taal, België 2012 { AIR8, Galerie Frank Taal, Curated by Simone Swilders, Amsterdam 2012 { PAVILJOEN ROTTERDAM, Galerie Frank Taal. Rotterdam Activities 2015 { Jurylid, Kunstbende Amsterdam 2013 { KVR 13, Amersfoort 2013 { Curator, De Aanschouw, Rotterdam 2012 { Curator, De Aanschouw, Rotterdam 2011 { Curator, Haunted House, Scheltema, Leiden 2010 { Sketch design, Rabobank Utrecht e.o, Utrecht Nominations 2009 { HKU - Dooyewaard stipendium, Utrecht 2009 { DEBUUT 09, MIKc, Daelden 2008 { BEST GRADUATES, Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam 2008 { YOUNG BLOOD AWARD, Planet Art, Enschede 2008 { YOUNG TALENT, Art Olive, Amsterdam Collections Centraal Museum Utrecht, Topstukken collectie Sociale Verzekerings Bank, bedrijf collectie Diverse Private collecties o.a Piet & Marieke Sanders collectie Television NL 2012 { Avro Kunstuur, ArtMen: Installatiekunst (David Bade & Jasper Krabbé) Link { http://www.npo.nl/artmen/04-11-2012/AVRO_1553925 Publications (selection) 2019 { Pandora’s Magazine, Artikel verschijnt in Januari (Lizan van Dijk) 2017 { Tableau Magazine, 'Kunst met Humor' 2017 { FD Persoonlijk, Artikel 'Humor in de kunst' (Evelien Lindeboom) 2013 { Schuim Parool, Newspaper, Amsterdam 2013 { Mister Motley, kaleidoscoop, Art Magazine, Amsterdam 2013 { Gonzo, Magazine on new music and culture 2012 { CBK, Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender, Rotterdam 2012 { Beeldenmagazine ‘Readymades & Bricolages’ (Etienne Boileau) 2012 { FD persoonlijk, Artikel ‘De boer op’ (Mischa Andriessen) 2012 { What’s up , Art Magazine, Rotterdam 2011 { Artistintheworld.com, Never Ending Trip, (Andre Smits) 2008 { Mister Motley, Art Magazine, Amsterdam 2008 { Art Olive, Art Magazine, Young Talent, Amsterdam